About the Kids Risk Project
Children are one of our greatest resources, but are we doing our best for them? The Kids Risk Project dared to ask big questions:
Professor Kimberly M. Thompson launched the Kids Risk Project in January 2000 to empower kids, parents, policy makers, and others to improve children's lives. The project focused on understanding the risks that children face and finding cost-effective strategies to better manage these risks. The Kids Risk Project sought to develop the field of pediatric risk analysis, inform decisions related to managing children's health risks, put risks in context for all stakeholders, and help correct mismatches between perception and reality. In January 2009, Dr. Thompson created Kid Risk, Inc. as a self-standing, non-profit organization that would continue the Kids Risk Project mission.
Members of the Kids Risk Project team included:
Dr. Thompson also collaborated with Dr. Michael O. Rich, MD, MPH, Children's Hospital Boston to found the Center on Media and Child Health, which they launched at the first Kids Risk Symposium in March 2003. She collaborated with Dr. Tracy A. Lieu, MD, MPH on the Harvard-CDC Joint Initiative for Vaccine Economics, which funded some of the Kids Risk Project research on polio.
The Kids Risk Project hosted three symposia:
The Kids Risk Project was created and led by Dr. Kimberly M. Thompson of the